‘We want our trade back!’ Furious fisherman slams Boris’ ‘slap in the face’ Brexit deal
Brexit: Shellfish CEO calls for her trade to be 'reinstated'
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Nicki Holmyard bemoaned the consequences of Brexit for the fishing sector and demanded that her previous level of trade is reinstated. The fisherman added that she does not have the facilities she requires in the UK and there is no room available to build them.
Ms Holmyard said: “I think we got £6,000 [compensation] from them [the UK Government] which was really a slap in the face.
“It does not cover anything.
“We are not looking for compensation, we are looking to have our trade reinstated.
“We had a really good business with them [Europe].
“We don’t have the facilities here, we do not have any room to build them.”
June Mummery has been a vocal critic of the fishing terms the UK secured in the post-Brexit trade agreement with the EU.
During an interview with Express.co.uk the former Brexit Party MEP shamed the UK Government for securing “awful” terms for the UK fishing industry.
The ex-Brexit Party MEP also criticised Boris Johnson’s Brexit negotiating team, describing the fishing terms outlined in the deal as the biggest failure of the agreement.
Brexit: Boris Johnson given 'misinformation' says Mummery
She outlined a lack of preparation and misinformation as contributing factors to the poor terms for Britain’s fishing industry.
Ms Mummery said: “They are never going to get anywhere.
“This is the biggest failure they have done.
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“Looking back now, they were unprepared, I knew it.
“Even the last two weeks before we were leaving I thought this is going to collapse because we had not heard anything.
“The [fishing] industry had not heard about exporting.
“The reason they agreed with this awful deal was because they were unprepared and Boris was being fed lots of misinformation.”
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